Funding for Legal Justice Grassroots Orgs

The Legal Empowerment Fund has recently been established and has just opened its first call for proposals. More information here.

THE FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS EQUIPS GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS WITH THE FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC SUPPORT THEY NEED TO IMPROVE LIVES, MOBILIZE MOVEMENTS, AND BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES.

Since 2002, the Fund has raised and invested over $100 million into the work of community activists in more than 50 countries. We provide bold local leaders with the funding, tools, and contacts they need to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Please share with grantees working on legal empowerment at the grassroots level. The Legal Empowerment Fund will consider proposals for up to 24 months of core funding.

CTSA Grant Writing Deadline Extended

The Georgia CTSA Grant Writing Academy application deadline has been extended to January 21st, 2022. This is the final year of the Georgia CTSA grant, and we encourage you to apply.


Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement (CE) program is soliciting applications to support community-based organizations seeking to learn how to develop grant proposals to fund research and other health initiatives to address community health priorities. The purpose of this CE Grant Writing Academy (CGWA) is to provide prospective participants with the knowledge, resources, and skills to write a competitive research or health initiative grant.

Six (6) organizations will be funded. Each organization will be awarded $5,000 upon successful completion of all requirements (see Funding Limits, Budgeting, and Participation Requirements).

For all application questions, please contact: Dr. Tandeca King Gordon at 404‐752-1547 or tgordon@msm.edu.

2022 NPU-V Officers

NPU-V conducted our annual elections at a special call meeting held on on November 22, 2021. Congratulations to our incoming 2022 NPU-V Board! 2022 officers will be sworn in at our monthly meeting to be held January 10, 2022.

Stephanie Flowers – Chair
Columbus Ward – Vice Chair
James Collins – Secretary
Caitlin Barringer – Treasurer
Christine Frazier – Recording Secretary
Geoff Heard – Chaplain

NPU-V December Virtual Meeting MONDAY (12/13) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, December 13th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!

Stadium Neighborhood Community Trust Fund RFP

The Trust Committee is soliciting proposals for community-driven initiatives that will deliver job training, community development and/or affordable housing projects or services. Proposals in the area of job training and affordable housing are highly desirable. The description for the three statutorily-defined areas are provided below:

● Job Training: Providing job-readiness training, skills training, placement and retention; entrepreneurial training and support; employer partnerships offering quality entry- level employment and/or salaries that meet the cost of living; and leveraging other workforce
funding that can be used to expand opportunities for residents.

● Community Development: Providing a range of opportunities that build community (festivals, historical projects, parks); build people (education, health, etc.); and foster community, sustainability, beautification and safety.

● Affordable Housing: Helping residents who are below the median household income in the stadium neighborhoods age or stay in place. Affordable housing may include rental assistance, addressing the issue of homelessness, building affordable housing, home
repair assistance, and tax payment assistance.

Critical Dates
RFP Release Date: November 16, 2021
Virtual Grant Overview Session: December 9, 2021
1:30pm
To register, go to www.snctrustatl.org.
Deadline for Submission: January 11, 2022
Grant Award Announcement: May 2022
Grant Agreement Executed: June 2022

About:

The Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund (The Trust) was created in 2017 to support projects and activities that benefit the stadium neighborhoods – Atlanta neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and the portion of Grant Park comprised of the named streets in the Turner Field Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study. A total of $5 million was initially designated by the City of Atlanta with additional funds to be contributed from the sale or lease of City-owned properties in the above-named communities.

The Trust is governed by an eleven-member committee of residents from the stadium neighborhoods. The Trust Committee envisions equitable opportunities through community-led, sustainable, and transformative investments. They are committed to the Trust’s mission to serve
as a financial and educational resource that provides equitable opportunities through community development for the stadium neighborhoods. The committee currently seeks to fund economic and community development initiatives such as job training and affordable housing.

Reminder: NPU-V Special Call Meeting for Elections on Monday, 11/22

Reminder that, as stated at our November general body meeting, NPU-V elections must be completed before our December general body meeting. And so we will be hosting a special call meeting on Monday, 11/22 at 6pm to finalize elections.

In order to be eligible to vote you had to have attended 4 NPU V monthly meetings from September 2020- August 2021. If you are eligible to vote, you should have already received information notifying you of your status by email. Individuals eligible to vote will receive their ballots by email or by text at the meeting date and time.

If you have not received any information notifying you of your eligibility to vote or if you have any questions, please email Stephanie Flowers at stephanieflowers@bellsouth.net.

Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87619326784
Meeting ID: 876 1932 6784

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646-558-8656, access code, 87619326784#

NPU-V Elections

Elections for NPU-V officer positions will be held during our December meeting and we are working with the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units office with the handling of our election. This year’s election will be held the same way as 2020.

Eligibility to run for one of the NPU offices is as follows: 

Candidates for any Office of NPU-V shall be individuals who have had their primary residence within the geographic boundaries of NPU-V for at least twenty­ four (24) months  immediately prior to their nomination and who have been In attendance,  as evidence by the sign-In  sheets in NPU-V  regular  monthly  meetings  for at  least nine  (9)  months  (between  August  31st  of  the previous year to September 1st of the current year) prior to their nomination.  Members nominated and/or elected President and Vice President are expected to have served for at least one (1) year in any NPU-V officer position before serving as President or Vice President of NPU-V.

Eligibility to vote is as follows:

In order to be eligible to vote you had to have attended 4 NPU V monthly meetings from September 2020- August 2021.

For reference, you may find a link to the bylaws here: http://npuv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NPU-V-Bylaws-2021.pdf

All individuals eligible to run and / or vote will have received an email notification of eligiblity. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive an email notification, please email info@npuv.org and your information will be forwarded to the Corresponding Secretary.

NPU-V November Virtual Meeting MONDAY (11/8) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, November 8th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!